What should a man seek is an important question. Some people are always seeking for something different. They do not care where to look or what they will be finding. Some may be seeking to find good news, while others they are usually seeking for thrillers. Somehow they are not satisfied with their own life style. They want excitement, and they look for it in the most dangerous places. I say dangerous because they actually could damage and lose their eternal life, and therefore the consequences of their choices is evil to them.
Mishley/Proverbs 11:27 ...but to him who seeks evil, it comes to him.
How many times we have read in some news paper that a person murdered someone for no reason whatsoever, and shortly after we learned more about his lifestyle. That person who became a murderer had a strange babysitter: horror movies on his television screen! I believe that most of us have one time or another, allowed our children watch television while we chose to go out and left them alone in the house. I am glad that not all children have become murderers, but what if they did? Could we live with our conscious? How could we face our children once they did some awful crime? Would we take some of the blame? Or would we simply discard any responsibility.
I dare to say that not every parent is giving their children the care they need. We seem to be growing up children who are anarchic. How can that be? The answer is very simple: The parents and the schools are teaching anarchy. What can we expect from this generation? Should we just play dead, and continue to go our merry way? Or should parents and educators change our way and give the correct guidance to the children that Yahweh has graciously given us? We are responsible to Him, and one day we will face Him. What is our answer going to be? How are we going to answer He who knows everything about us, and our lifestyle? Should we not take these things to heart, while there is still time to for us to change our behavior, and begin to instruct our children the way they should go?
Mishley/Proverbs 11:27 declare: He who earnestly seeks good, seeks what is pleasing. All we have to do is change our attitude and instead of seeking evil, which eventually it would come to us, we need to begin seeking good.
Let us parents begin to repent for letting our children choose what they hear and what they watch. It begins with us. Let us shut down the television and pick the Scriptures and instruct ourselves and our children.
Devarim/Deuteronomy 4:9 “Only, guards yourself, and guard your chai (life) diligently, lest you forget the words your eyes have seen, and lest they turn aside from your heart all the days of your life. And you shall make them known to your children and your grandchildren.”
Mishley/Proverbs 23:13-14 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you beat him with a rod, he does not die. 14 beat him with a rod and deliver his being from the grave.”
Let us understand that beating a child with a rod is not child abuse. A little stick to discipline him will make a child know you are the parent, and he will respect you. I had to spank my son once with a little spatula. I felt so bad about it, but after a few minutes he came to me and hugged me, and did what he was supposed to do. Children know if you love them, or not. Love your child and obey Yahweh’s Word, and your child will grow up honoring you, and obeying the laws of the land. Yahweh is the Creator, and He has given us the instructions to life. If we obey Him, we will prosper in everything we do. Our own children and the whole world will benefit from our good choice.
Mishley 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he turns not away from it.
We as parents and educators need to change our ways or we will lose this generation. What is your answer to this message? What will you do? The answer will determine what your son will achieve in life, he will gain life or death. Will he go astray; become a criminal, and cause many problems to our nation, or will he become a righteous person that will help other people to be also righteous? Will he be kind and generous, or will he become a villain and a murderous? The choice is our, yours and mine.
I know you will consider all this options, and chose the right answer.
Shalom, shalom, I will be back soon.